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In Pictures: Meeting with the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney

On March 20, 2015, at the request of the Office of Canada’s Defence Ministry, a delegation of Canadian Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan met the Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney. At the meeting, the Member of Parliament  for Mississauga-Streetsville, Mr. Brad … Continue reading

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Kurdish Peshmarga forces retake key positions from Islamic State militants

By Abdel Hamid Zebari Arbil (Iraq) (AFP) – Kurdish forces pressed their biggest offensive against the Islamic State group so far Friday, buoyed by US reports that jihadist supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s top aide in Iraq has been killed. Kurdish … Continue reading

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Kurds’ vulnerability: a divided Peshmarga force

By RANJ ALAALDINDEC. 16, 2014 for the New York Times LONDON — In August, Iraq’s Kurds faced their most serious threat since the Baath Party’s massacres and genocide of the 1980s. The Islamic State came within 30 kilometers of Erbil, … Continue reading

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Kurdish Peshmarga forces pass through Turkey to rescue besieged Kobane

  Arbil (Iraq) (AFP) – Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way to joining militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobane from the Islamic State group after setting off from Iraq Tuesday. Military trucks loaded with weapons … Continue reading

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